"Built in 1596 by the grandparents of John Harvard, who
founded Harvard University. Harvard House is said to have been built in 1596 by
Thomas Rogers, and has on one of its beams the initials T.R.
1596 A.R. It is at the present time the best example of many
fine specimens of Elizabethan timber-frame domestic architecture
in the place."
Extract from "The American pilgrim's way in England to homes and memorials of the founders of Virginia, the New England states and Pennsylvania" (Open Library)